NHAI’s ₹700-crore venture to decongest Mohali’s Airport Highway


The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is about to start work on 700-crore greenfield alignment to decongest the Airport Highway in Mohali by offering another path to visitors transferring from Delhi aspect to Himachal Pradesh, J&Ok and elements of Punjab.

A greenfield street is in-built an space that has by no means been developed or constructed up. The 32-kilometre street from IT Metropolis Chowk close to the Chandigarh Worldwide Airport to the Kurali-Chandigarh street might be 60-foot vast and cross Nagiari and Devi Nagar villages amongst others. It can additionally assist additional decongest roads in Chandigarh and Zirakpur.

The NHAI has already acquired round 400 acres of land in 28 villages, and compensation starting from 55 lakh to 4.12 crore per acre has been introduced relying upon whether or not the land is outdoors or inside the municipal limits.

Work to start in a month

Based on an NHAI official, who didn’t want to be named, Ashoka Buildcon Restricted has been finalised to start work on the venture inside a month.

Mohali district income officer (DRO) Gurjinder Singh Benipal stated: “Land acquisition course of has been accomplished and we now have acquired 100 crore to be given to the landowners of round 10 villages. We are going to quickly disburse the quantity.”

The NHAI has already acquired around 400 acres of land in 28 villages.
The NHAI has already acquired round 400 acres of land in 28 villages.

In February 2020, Lok Sabha member Manish Tewari had taken up the matter of another route with Union minister Nitin Gadkari, following which the ministry in its letter had said that the NHAI was checking the feasibility of a greenfield part. After scrapping the venture to widen the 40-km Kharar-Banur-Tepla street in July 2019, the NHAI has provide you with this venture. The earlier venture was scrapped owing to its excessive value. The NHAI may even widen the 40-km stretch from IT Metropolis Chowk to Ambala, through Banur and Tepla, to 6 lanes.

GMADA to widen Airport Highway

In view of heavy visitors and frequent street mishaps, the Larger Mohali Space Growth Authority (GMADA) is all set to widen a 6-km stretch of the Airport Highway ranging from Chhat village main as much as Sector 82.

At current the stretch has two 33-foot-wide carriageways, which might be widened to 44-foot every. A senior GMDA official stated the proposal had been ready, “however we’re ready for approval from the authorities involved”.


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